Sara Foresti is an associate professor at the Dipartimento di Informatica of the Università degli Studi di Milano. She received the PhD in Computer Science from the Università degli Studi di Milano in April 2009. Her PhD thesis received the ERCIM STM WG 2010 award for the best PhD thesis on security and trust management in a European University. Her research interests are in the area of data security and privacy, with particular consideration of access control and information protection in the emerging data outsourcing scenario. Within this area, she has published more than 70 contributions as papers in international conferences and journals, and chapters in international books. She has been visiting researcher at the Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS), George Mason University, VA, USA. She has authored the book Preserving Privacy in Data Outsourcing, Springer, 2011. She has been/is program co-chair for the 24th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec 2010), the 5th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2011), the 17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2012), the 12th Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2013), and the 10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC 2013). She is vice-chair of the IFIP WG11.3 on Data and Application Security and Privacy. She has served as program committee member of various international conferences. She is a member of the editorial board of Computers & Security.